While his profession may be winding down, UFC legend Matt Brown isn’t accomplished but.
A 13-year UFC veteran, Brown (36-16-1 MMA, 29-16-1 UFC) will step into the octagon for the twenty ninth time when he takes on Bryan Barberena (15-8 MMA, 6-6 UFC). The bout is scheduled to happen Dec. 4 at a location and venue to be introduced.
Two folks with data of the matchup confirmed the reserving to MMA Junkie on Tuesday following an preliminary report from MMA DNA. The folks requested to stay nameless because the promotion has but to make an official announcement.
Brown, 44, is likely one of the dozen-longest-tenured fighters on the UFC roster. He made his promotional debut in June 2008 at The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale when he defeated Matt Arroyo by second-round knockout. Since that point, Brown has fought a who’s who of fighters, together with Johny Hendricks, Robbie Lawler, Carlos Condit, and Stephen Thompson.
Entering the combat, Brown is 3-2 in his most up-to-date 5, together with a violent June knockout victory over Dhiego Lima. Shortly after the win, Brown instructed MMA Junkie he thought he nonetheless has “big things to do” earlier than he retires.
Barberena, 32, in the meantime, is 1-3 in his most up-to-date 4 fights. Two of these performances, unanimous resolution losses to Vicente Luque and Jason Witt, gained “Fight of the Night.” Four of his six UFC wins have ended inside the space.
With the addition, the Dec. 4 lineup consists of:
- Rafael Fiziev vs. Brad Riddell
- Jimmy Crute vs. Jamahal Hill
- Brendan Allen vs. Brad Tavares
- Mallory Martin vs. Montserrat Ruiz
- Chris Gruetzmacher vs. Claudio Puelles
- Bryan Barberena vs. Matt Brown